Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Kids are Gonna Live Shorter Lives Than Us?

This is the first time in 200 years the next generation will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.  Sure this article is 5 years old but can anyone find evidence that things have gotten better in the last 5 years???  Don't let your kids con you into buying food because it looks fun.  You hold the money that buys the food.

MMMM Fun for All
"The report, to be published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine, says the prevalence and severity of obesity is so great, especially in children, that the associated diseases and complications - Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, cancer - are likely to strike people at younger and younger ages."

I wonder why all these kids are getting so fat?  Oh, it's because all kids I know eat copious amounts of obesity causing steak, chicken with the skin on it, hand fulls of fattening nuts, tons of veggies, they cannot get enough fruit, and water is all they drink.  If you didn't sense it, I was being VERY sarcastic in my previous sentence.

If we don't want to re evaluate the foods we eat for us, maybe we should at least do it for our kids.


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